Viticulture Production Extension Specialist

Hiring Organization: Michigan State University Extension
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Benton Harbor, MI
Application Deadline: December 17, 2018

Position Overview:

As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, this position provides local and statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in viticulture production. The position is located in Berrien County at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, Benton Harbor. The position will conduct research and extension programming relevant to address the challenges germane to the grape industry in the region and work across southwest Michigan with grape growers. The successful applicant will collaborate across work teams and Institutes including working with faculty, specialists and educators to achieve efficient, profitable and sustainable viticulture production and overall advancement for the Michigan viticulture industry.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • M.S. degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to horticulture, entomology, plant pathology or crop science, must be earned by date of hire.
  • Desired Qualifications:
    • Persons with a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a field of study related to horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, or crop science with a background in viticulture are encouraged to apply.
    • Three or more years of horticulture practices related to viticulture research and education.

Application Process:

To view the full position description and required qualifications please visit http://careers.msu.edu and search posting number 541048. Please click here for more information.

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